Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by Phil » 08 May 2018, 11:18

Last pics of the build

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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by maxgroover » 08 May 2018, 11:53

That looks amazing Phil!! Another great looking build. :notworthy:

Would love to hear it in action
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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by narcdor » 08 May 2018, 12:10

Looks great! It looks all wonky in the back to allow for upper fret access but I’m sure it’s straight :thumbup:
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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by Phil » 08 May 2018, 12:42

Thanks guys, hey Matt the customer's in NSW if you want to track him down for the next GTG :lol:

It's probably in the angle of the rear neck photo (I assume you meant that one) and the directlion of the Wenge grain that makes it look wonky.

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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by BazzBass » 08 May 2018, 12:53

stunning build Phil :)
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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by narcdor » 08 May 2018, 13:26

It’s really reigniting my desire to do a build with a wenge neck... so tasty.
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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by drbass » 08 May 2018, 13:34

Love it, Phil,

Very classy.

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Post by bigswifty » 08 May 2018, 18:22

Wow, that looks fabulous. Someone gonna be happy!
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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by basshack » 08 May 2018, 22:06

Looks sweet Phil. Agree with the others very classy.
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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by ozrider » 08 May 2018, 22:26

so cool... great job Phil

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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by NotTheFish » 08 May 2018, 22:31

Very nice.. I love the truss rod wheel adjustment. Practical yet very understated.

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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by Phil » 09 May 2018, 09:33

Thanks guys :) I love that truss rod wheel, have been using it for years, simplest way to adjust a neck without worrying about stripping the nut.

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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by BazzBass » 09 May 2018, 14:25

Phil wrote:
09 May 2018, 09:33
Thanks guys :) I love that truss rod wheel, have been using it for years, simplest way to adjust a neck without worrying about stripping the nut.
can a wheel be retro-fitted to an Am Stnd Fender?

I can't believe I'm supposed to loosen the neck screws just to adjust the truss rod in this day and age. Crazy.
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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by maxgroover » 09 May 2018, 14:30

^ I had my jazz basses routed to get access to the truss rod without unscrewing the neck:



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Re: Tom's Headless 5 String Bass - #033

Post by Phil » 09 May 2018, 15:01

BazzBass wrote:
09 May 2018, 14:25

can a wheel be retro-fitted to an Am Stnd Fender?

I can't believe I'm supposed to loosen the neck screws just to adjust the truss rod in this day and age. Crazy.
If the nuts are the same thread and the hole in the neck is big enough and the length of the hole is appropriate it might work. You would have to buy a truss nut and remove your neck from the body to confirm. Then of course you'd need to rout your body and pickguqrd to make it fit. Honestly Matt's solution is probably the easiest one

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